08/21/2014 1:33PM

King: Taking contrarian stance to pace flow in Saratoga stakes

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My strategy for wagering on Saturday’s stakes at Saratoga is simple: Go against the grain by betting against horses widely deemed to hold a pace advantage. The reasoning? Predicting pace is tricky, influenced by the strategies of jockeys, and also by luck, such as how a prominent speed horse breaks from the gate.